Cooperative Communities of Chicago BETA

Info hub for housing that you can afford and enjoy.

EXPLORE: Find out if a co-op is right for you

EXPLORE: Find out if a co-op is right for you

The Very Beginning


5-step Beginner’s Guide


Perks of Co-ops


More People, More Problems?

style diagram floorplan

match tool

can you trust others enough for a co-op?


Vision Boards

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Anecdotes & Advice for Beginners

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advice for finding your core group

logan square co-op

Startup Stories: Logan Sq. Co-op

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Find an Existing Co-op Vacancy

If you prefer to drop into an already existing cooperative in/near Chicago, there are a few options:

Vacancies are featured in the directory or in the “Good Housing” newsletter, managed by RESUS.

View Directory

Visit Craigslist and use the search term “co-op” or “cooperative.” You may also want to try online real-estate listings.

Visit Craigslist

This compatibility tool primarily evaluates groups of people, but a future feature will match you with a co-op.

Try Fireplace

DIY: Form Your Own Co-op!


Sample Bylaws B


consensus document


NCF Guide for Successful Community Development


Sample Property Management Plan

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financing options


Sample Proforma: Development Budget

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